Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Harwood Heights.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.

Joseph

25 years of experience
474 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
He makes it look easy, but it is not. Does not waste time, gets on the job right away and does an excellent job.

Alan

18 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
18 years of experience
Alan was great he was always in contact with me. Alan was very truthful and professional. The best of all the price was fair.

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Satisfied.

Tien

21 years of experience
887 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience

Chris

18 years of experience
379 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was very knowledgeable and professional. He did a great job.

Bob

28 years of experience
42 reviews
Bob
28 years of experience
Thorough and took his time. Would definitely recommend.

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
Best experience I've ever had getting work done on my car.

Chris

20 years of experience
1568 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris showed up earlier than the appointment time. He did a great job in fixing my car. I had water pump, timing belt, and all the other belts replaced. He notified me about the issue with the A/C pulley which i was able to get the part from a dealer which he also replaced. Overall it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend him. He is easy going and will notify you about the future problems that you may run into. Like they say "Apple a day keeps the doctor away", I have similar thing to say about Chris "Chris workmanship will keep the problems away"....

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Paul did excellene job on 1999 Honda Odyssey.arrived on time


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Harwood Heights?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Harwood Heights. Our mechanics in Harwood Heights are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Harwood Heights.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo S80 $686 $286.16 $399.95 16% $823.66
2013 Fiat 500 $737 $457.50 $279.96 11% $833.75
2013 Chevrolet Cruze $803 $435.54 $367.95 13% $930.04
2004 Lexus RX330 $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2005 Audi Allroad Quattro $816 $287.96 $527.93 18% $997.46

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Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is a timing belt and how does it work?

An engine timing belt is a fiber reinforced, toothed drive belt manufactured using durable compounds such as highly saturated nitrile. The timing belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts in the cylinder head at half the RPMs of the crankshaft. The camshafts then open and close the engine’s intake and exhaust valves in time with the movement and position of the pistons in the engine.

Timing Belt

When to replace the timing belt?

  • Every 60k-90k miles. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible, typically in the range of 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Your vehicle owner’s manual should state the specific service interval.
  • Engine stops abruptly or will not start. Occasionally, timing belts can break, or skip, while the engine is running.
  • Rough engine operation. The molded, reinforced teeth on the timing belt engage gears on the crankshaft and camshafts. After many tens of thousands of miles, the teeth can wear or break, or the belt can stretch, thus causing the belt to jump position on the crankshaft or camshaft gears. Should the belt jump, the engine will run poorly and perhaps not at all.
  • Banging or clanking engine noise. On some engines, if the timing belt has jumped, the pistons and valves can collide and there will be noise and damage. These engine designs are referred to as interference engines. If your car has an interference engine, replacing the timing belt according to the maintenance schedule will minimize the chance that a belt failure will cause engine damage.

How do mechanics replace the timing belt?

Engine designs vary, and thus the replacement procedure will vary, but broadly, the procedure is as follows:

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Once the engine is cold, set the crankshaft to top dead center with the number one piston on the compression stroke. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove all accessories interfering with the removal of the timing belt covers.
  • Remove timing belt covers. Lock camshafts, as required, and note position of camshaft timing marks. Remove timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys. Remove timing belt.
  • If replacing the water pump, do so at this time, and of course drain the cooling system first. If the engine cooling system thermostat is only accessible with water pump replacement, the thermostat should be replaced as well.
  • Installation of the new timing belt includes all of the above steps, performed in reverse, following strict guidelines to assure camshaft and crankshaft (and balancing shaft, if equipped) are in perfect alignment after tensioner has been set.
  • Upon completion of the installation, the engine crankshaft is turned by hand 720 degrees and the correct position of the timing marks on the crankshaft and the camshafts is confirmed.
  • The vehicle is road tested to confirm normal operation and a service sticker is affixed to the engine noting the date of belt replacement and the vehicle mileage.

Is it safe to drive with a timing belt problem?

No, were a worn out timing belt to snap while underway, perhaps on a highway, it creates a risk of complete loss of engine power while surrounded by fast moving vehicles. Once your vehicle has reached the recommended replacement mileage for the belt, you can eliminate the risk of sudden and unexpected timing belt breakage by having it replaced. If your engine is of the interference type, it is especially important to replace the belt according to the maintenance schedule because sudden breakage of the timing belt, while the engine is running, will likely cause significant damage to internal engine components such as the valves and pistons.

When replacing the timing belt keep in mind:

  • An interference engine should be carefully inspected before a broken timing belt is replaced because it may have sustained damage that will have to be repaired prior to installing a new belt.
  • The timing belt system includes idler pulleys and a belt tensioner. These components should be replaced along with the belt.
  • On some cars, the timing belt drives the engine’s water pump. Mechanics will usually recommend replacing the water pump at the same time that the timing belt is replaced.

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